"Be who you are.  It's up to everyone else to love you." - Steve Leads 

The OTG Band - Bio

The “Off the Grid” Band (OTG) is a Rock/Funk/R&B band based out of Southern Maryland.  The band consists of four musicians (bass, drums, guitarist, and keyboards) and was founded in the summer of 2017 by guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Steve Leads who originates from northwestern North Carolina. We are one of very few predominantly black “rock-style” bands in the DC/MD/VA area. OTG’s vibe originates from multiple genres including classic rock, rock, blues and funk. The diverse blend of all of Leads’ past musical experiences is the foundation of what makes OTG who we are.

OTG is a high energy band that appeals to diverse audiences. Depending on the venue/audience, we will adjust our playlist in order to accommodate. OTG performs songs by artists such as Tom Petty, The Black Crows, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, The Kings of Leon, Lenny Kravitz, Mother’s Finest, Sly & the Family Stone, Gary Clark Jr etc.

Steve Leads recently released a new album titled “Off the Grid”. The songs on the album are a good reflection of who the band is (rock, funk, ballads, other...) The album can be downloaded from iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon, CD Baby etc.   It can be found under the artist Steve Leads. OTG performs some originals live, but most of the songs we perform are familiar cover tunes. 

OTG’s mission is to attract a diverse following of people who enjoy music from multiple genres!


You can follow us on Reverb Nation and Facebook , or via this website. Photos and video footage are also available via these sites. 

LIVE Performances 

The Off the Grid Band has and will perform in a variety of locations and venues that include:  (Check our Events page for updates) 

  • Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown, DC
  • Concerts for Causes, Inc Spring & Fall Festivals Bowie, MD
  • DMV Funk Fest (Music and Wine Festival)  Lanham, MD
  • Bowie Town Center Summer Concert Series
  • Lexington Market in Baltimore, MD
  • RocktoberFest in LaPlata, MD
  • Adam's Morgan, Washington DC
  • Paradise Farm, Brandywine, MD                     

Let OTG bring a funk/rock musical explosion to your next event!   Click =>  CONTACT   for booking! 

Download the album! ==> STEVE LEADS - OFF THE GRID